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Sociolinguistic Studies

Xoán Paulo Rodríguez-Yáñez, University of Vigo, Spain

Reviews Editor
Angela Bartens, University of Turku, Finland
If you are interested in reviewing for us, please see the list of books available for review announced below.
Angela Bartens
Laurinniityntie 5A3
FI-00440 Helsinki

Sociolinguistic Studies is the new title of Estudios de Sociolingüística, a journal founded in 2000 at the University of Vigo (Galicia, Spain) which offers a linguistic and cultural bridge between sociolinguistic research in the Romance world – especially the Spanish and Latino-American world – and the English-speaking research community.

All articles in Sociolinguistic Studies are double-blind, peer-reviewed (with 3 reports in five weeks) and may be in English, Spanish, Galician, Portuguese or French (90% of the contents are in English). It takes an ecumenical approach to the different schools, methodological principles or research orientations within sociolinguistic research and also accepts contributions from related fields such as pragmatics, discourse analysis, conversational analysis, interactional linguistics, language acquisition and socialization, linguistic anthropology, ethnomethodology and the ethnography of communication. Papers may examine any issue in sociolinguistic research including, but not limited to,styles and registers, communicative situations and speech events, politeness, bilingual conversation and code-switching, gender and discourse, language attitudes, language ideologies, the diversity of the worldwide linguistic situation, bilingualism and multilingualism, diglossia, pidgins and creoles, language and culture and language and identity.

Sociolinguistic Studies also pays special attention to minority language and cultures, language contact and change, language maintenance, shift and loss, language and social inequalities and language planning and policy.

The journal publishes substantial research papers, discussion notes, reviews and review articles and regularly publishes thematic issues. See announcement below for the latest call-for-papers for a special issue on the topic, 'Arabic between tradition. globalization and superdiversity’ .

From 2015 the journal will publish four issues per volume year, one of which will be a double issue.

Metrics/Indexing and Abstracting Coverage

H-Index: 8 (2016) SJR: .231

ESCI/Thomson Reuters
SCImago Journal & Country Rank
ERIH PLUS - European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
Linguistic Abstracts
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
MLA International Bibliography
EBSCOhost Research Databases
Sociological Abstracts
Bibliographie Linguistique/Linguistic Bibliography
Elsevier Bibliographic Databases

Four issues per volume from 2015: April, August and December, including one double issue
ISSN: 1750-8649 (print) (formerly 1576-7418)
ISSN: 1750-8657 (online)



Call for Papers: African Anthroponyms: Sociolinguistic Currents and Anthropological Reflections

African Anthroponyms: Sociolinguistic Currents and Anthropological Reflections

Special Issue of Sociolinguistic Studies 13(1-2) April 2019

Guest Editors:
Eyo Mensah University of Calabar, Nigeria
Kirsty Rowan, University of London, UK

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Please submit an abstract on or before February 15, 2017. Decisions will be sent to authors of accepted abstracts on March 1, 2017. Full papers are due by December 15, 2017. End of blind peer-review process July 1, 2018. Publication is Spring 2019.
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Books Available for Review (November 2016)

We have received the following recently published books for review and are seeking reviewers.  
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